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Man Ray (1890-1976), Photographer and artist

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist associated with 22 portraits
Born Emmanuel Rudnitsky in Philadelphia, Man Ray studied painting in New York at the Ferrer Center and early developed an interest in European avant garde art. In 1915 he collaborated with Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia in founding the New York Dada movement. His interest in photography was stimulated through friendship with Alfred Stieglitz. Moving to Paris in 1921 he became one of the leading figures in the European Dadaist and Surrealist movements as a painter, sculptor, maker of objects, photographer, film-maker and writer. As a photographic pioneer, Man Ray is associated particularly with experiments in solarization and with the invention of 'rayographs', a form of camera-less photography.

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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 30 March 1954
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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 30 March 1954
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Man Ray with his painting 'Mademoiselle H'

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 30 March 1954
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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 30 March 1954
NPG x31643

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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 30 March 1954
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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 30 March 1954
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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 30 March 1954
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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 30 March 1954
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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 30 March 1954
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Man Ray

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 30 March 1954
NPG x136728

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Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

by Jack Nisberg
bromide print, 1974
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Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky); Juliet Man Ray

by Jack Nisberg
bromide print, 1974
NPG x136896

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Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
photogravure reproduction tear sheet, published 1 February 1965
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Man Ray

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1970
NPG x22467

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Man Ray

by Joe Gaffney
bromide print on card mount, 1975
NPG x7940